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episome

play
noun epi·some \ˈe-pə-ˌsōm, -ˌzōm\

Definition of episome

  1. :  a genetic determinant (as the DNA of some bacteriophages) that can replicate autonomously in bacterial cytoplasm or as an integral part of the chromosomes

episomal play \ˌe-pə-ˈsō-məl, -ˈzō-\ adjective
episomally play \-mə-lē\ adverb


Circa 1931

First Known Use of episome

circa 1931


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episome

play play
noun epi·some \ˈep-ə-ˌsōm, -ˌzōm\

Medical Definition of episome

  1. :  a genetic determinant (as the DNA of some bacteriophages) that can replicate either autonomously in bacterial cytoplasm or as an integral part of their chromosomes—compare plasmid

episomal \ˌep-ə-ˈsō-məl, -ˈzō-\play play adjective
episomally \-mə-lē\play adverb



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